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Doughty Street Chambers

53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 2283
DX:
223 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.doughtystreet.co.uk
Bristol, London, Manchester

Kirsty Brimelow QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Kirsty practises in serious, complex criminal law together with human rights law. Her reputation is international and she is instructed in overseas jurisdictions by governments and private clients. Since 2007 she has been a member of the inaugural ‘Times’ top 100 lawyers. She was appointed a spokesperson for the Bar from 1998-2008. In 2011, she was appointed Queen’s Counsel. She was selected by ‘The Guardian’ as one of the ‘stars’ in the Queen’s Counsel list. In the previous three years she has represented two Chief Justices and one solicitor. Kirsty is an experienced Court of Appeal advocate. In 2010, she was instructed to advise Julian Assange. In 2011, she has been instructed to compile the appeal in a high profile criminal case in the British Virgin Islands. Kirsty is one of a small number of hand picked barristers who represent celebrity clients. In addition, she works extensively, as vice-chairwoman of the Bar Human Rights Committee, on behalf of the poor and disempowered in countries such as Nigeria, Colombia and Jamaica. She carried out one trial observation in Bahrain. Within two weeks all defendants received a Royal Pardon. For recent cases visit www.doughtystreet.co.uk.

Career

Called 1991; Gray’s Inn; QC 2011.

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

Criminal Bar Association Executive (2003-10); Bar Human Rights Committee Executive; Amnesty; Human Rights Watch; Oxfam; Liberty.

Education

Balshaw’s High School, Leyland; Birmingham University (1990 LLB Hons); Inns Of Court School of Law (BVC)

Leisure

Kung Fu, music, exploring.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Kirsty Brimelow QC - Doughty Street ChambersHer work includes criminal appeals and private prosecutions.

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